Journalist 'certain' Liverpool like electric winger who could cost UNDER £40m

Liverpool may have found their next winger - and he could cost them under £40m. That’s according to one reputable journalist.

Journalist Rik Elfrink, who cover PSV Eindhoven for Eindhovens Dagblad is 'certain' that Liverpool are one of the clubs watching Johan Bakayoko. The PSV winger has previously been linked with a move to Anfield.

Het Laatste Nieuws reported a few weeks ago that the Reds were one of four clubs in for Bakayoko. Now another source is confirming that.

"PSV striker Johan Bakayoko is on many lists of scouts from top European clubs," said Elfrink. "Liverpool is certainly one of them, sources around him have previously stated.

"This week we will further inquire whether things are already moving forward or whether it is all a matter of luck for the time being."

Elfrink followed that by claiming the transfer fee may not break the bank here. In fact, it could fall in line with the last time Liverpool did business with PSV.

"Small profit warning: Bakayoko still has two years left on his contract," explained Elfrink. "Many are counting on a huge transfer price, but this has not been recognised everywhere at PSV in recent months.

"Two years isn't very long either. [Cody] Gakpo amounts? Wait. Don't shoot the messenger...."

Liverpool in for Bakayoko?

Liverpool spent around £35m to get Gakpo back in early 2023. A similar fee for Bakayoko could be a bargain, given he's one of the most impressive young wingers in Europe right now.

Still only 21, Bakayoko has played a key role in an extraordinary PSV season. They won the title in a breeze, leaving Arne Slot's Feyenoord trailing a distance behind.

Their winger, though, would likely have to sign a new contract if they're to hold onto him. Otherwise they'd risk losing him for a pittance with one year to run - PSV aren't in a financial position where they could ultimately let him leave for free.

This could be their final chance to sell for a sizeable fee, then, and Liverpool may be getting themselves in place to take advantage.

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